This event was part of our 2023 Edition

The Sudden Pan Pan

World Premiere


An emotional and participative search for the perfect moment - the answer, the ending, the reveal.

The Sudden
© Ros Kavanagh
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Wed 24—Thu 25 May 2023

Exploring everything in reverse, The Sudden starts with a closing night party. By all accounts, it hasn't gone well. The cast of dancers use the audience to put together the final scene - the missing piece of the puzzle.

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€22 full price / €18 conc.  


Project Arts Centre, Space Upstairs

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How long?

  70 mins approx.

Note: Audience participation, strong language

There will be a post-show discussion after the performance on Thurs 25 May


Wed 24 May

Thu 25 May

The Sudden is the eureka moment - the answer, the end, the reveal. It's an experiment in live direction, authorship and choreography, where the audience tells stories or asks questions, which are painstakingly depicted by the performers on stage in innovative ways. 

It's all about the search. It invites you to live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.


  • Created by Salma Ataya, Vitor Bassi, Aedín Cosgrove, Jimmy Eadie, Mollyanna Ennis, Grace Morgan, Katherine O’Malley, Gavin Quinn
  • Dramaturg Nicholas Johnson

Pan Pan are supported by Arts Council of Ireland & Dublin City Council

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